I have questions regarding Pulmonary Hypertension as a result of a cardiac catherization done recently. I am reposting and would like additional comments on PCW and SVC pressures.
I have a known small airway lung disease but I have not had a specific diagnosis. I know from several tests that my heart is fine. Stress test (echo-cardiagram) plus an additional two other echocardiogram. I have not been able to get a specific diagnosis, I am having trouble getting my heart doctor to classify my Pulmonary Hypertension after the cath procedure. The numbers below seem ominous when I read some papers. I am trying to understand how bad the Pulmonary hypertension is:
SVC (superior vena cava) mean =9mmHg and
Pulmonary Atery sys/dia
PA (mean values)= 32/26 (mmHg) mean values systolic/diastolic
PA (max values) =37/27
average value =28 mmHg
PCW Mean=16 A-wave=18 V-wave=20 mmHg
From reading I find that these measurements are the gold standard for defining the condition "Pulmonary Hypertension" My doctors know that the lung is the problem which makes it "secondary" PH. I don't have a scale (normal,slight, moderate, or severe") Could you describe the SPH severity from these numbers ? I have chest pains and pressure in chest at rest. I am still able to walk 4 miles most days
I am 50 years old 6ft and weigh 207.
I am reposting to get more comments on the other parameters which were not mentioned SVC and PCW measurements